A carefully crafted selection of essays from international experts, this book explores the effect of colonial architecture and space on the societies involved – both the colonizer and the colonized.

Focusing on British India and Ceylon, the essays explore the discursive tensions between the various different scales and dimensions of such 'empire-building' practices and constructions. Providing a thorough exploration of these tensions, Colonial Modernities challenges the traditional literature on the architecture and infrastructure of the former European empires, not least that of the British Indian 'Raj'.

Illustrated with seventy-five halftone images, it is a fascinating and thoroughly grounded exposition of the societal impact of colonial architecture and engineering.

part |2 pages

Part I: Frames of Discourse

chapter 1|24 pages

Between Materiality and Representation: Framing an Architectural Critique of Colonial South Asia

ByPeter Scriver, Vikramaditya Prakash

chapter 3|16 pages

The Stone Books of Orientalism

ByStephen Cairns

part |2 pages

Part II: Institutional Frameworks

part |2 pages

Part III: Domestic Frames of Practice